Tag Archives: WAC

CXTech Week 25 2020 News and Analysis

The purpose of this CXTech Week 25 2020 newsletter is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech?  The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that’s what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. You can sign up here to receive the CXTech News […]

CXTech Week 2 2020, News and Analysis

The purpose of this CXTech Week 2 2020 newsletter is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech?  The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that’s what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. You can sign up here to receive the CXTech News […]

The Great API Con

Happy New Year! I thought I’d kick the year off with the Great API Con, as its resulting in systematic failures of innovation projects that should be seeing far more business success. This article is for API providers not consumers. “Wait! What? Aren’t you an early proponent of APIs? Recommending copying the lead of Web […]

The Enterprise Telecoms Revolution. A Potted History of Programmable Telecoms.

Before we start, do not worry about all the acronyms in this potted history of Programmable Telecoms, there is an irreverent acronym list at the end of this weblog to help you through them. And yes, this is a long weblog, at 4k words it should take about 20 minutes to read, but its easy […]

Its Time for an RCS Reset

RCS (Rich Communication Suite) has failed, we need an RCS reset, according to Dean Bubley its been a Zombie Technology for several years. My conversations with telcos over the past year on RCS have recurrent themes of it being too expensive, too complex, increasingly detached from the market reality, and most importantly has lost the […]

Dancing Slowly with Elephants. The Death of WAC.

Finally, someone was prepared to speak on WAC, pity it wasn’t the GSMA or WAC itself before the deal went through to demonstrate respect to the developers they keep talking about.  At least Apigee has declared the 5 year odyssey of WAC and JIL dead on arrival (2008-2012).  See the article here from TechCrunch, and […]

SDP Global Summit 2012, Rome, 11th-14th September

The SDP (Service Delivery Platform) Global Summit 2012 takes place in Rome from the 11th-14th September. On Tuesday the 11th September is the API focus day.  I recently founded a Telecom APIs group on Linkedin, its generating some interesting discussions such as: Discussion on “Is WAC Dead?” Survey on “The recently specified OMA RCS APIs?” […]

SDP World Summit and Broadband World Forum

We’re reaching an interesting stage in operators’ attempts to remain relevant to customers beyond voice and internet access, which still remains a nice business, yet commoditization continues, albeit at a slower pace than most have predicted.  The slow pace shows the strength of state-granted duopolies / oligopolies.  Though we’re seeing a mounting chorus in the […]

BlueVia Shows Us How to Do It! (Yet Again)

BlueVia is Telefonica’s API program where developers get paid to use Telefonica’s APIs.  We’ve seen a number of case studies promoted within a few months of its launch, see slideshows at the end of this article.  Developers are making money through using BlueVia’s APIs. BlueVia has announced a partnership with Microsoft to create the BlueVia […]

Mobile World Congress 2011 Summary

MWC 2011 was packed, they need two walking lanes in each direction, else allow the use of cattle prods to move people along who insist on doing the “smartphone prayer” (standing still, head bowed, staring at a screen) in the middle of doorways and walkways; it’s becoming a social problem.  There was no one theme […]